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that, while he may live in washington, he's not of washington. >> it's always nice to get out of washington -- it is. and spend a little time with the people who sent me to washington. chris: washington bashing is a time-honored tradition, even among incumbent presidents. here's the master, ronald reagan, campaigning for re-election inive in 1984. >> coming back here from washington, d.c. is a little bit like landing in the real world after an extended visit to the twilight zone. chris: in 2000, george w. bush ran as a washington outsider, despite spending much of his young adult life in washington. w chose his tasex side. care for our people. one thing about insurance -- that's a washington term. chris: anyway, the queen of outsiders has to be sarah palin. here she was at a north carolina fund raiser in 2008. >> we believe that the best of america is not all in washington, d.c. we believe -- we believe that the best of america is in the small towns that we get to visit and in these wonderful little pockets of what i call the real america, being here with all of you hard worki
. clarence page is a "chicago tribune" columnist. kathleen parker writes a column fo "the washington post" and david brooks is a "new york times" columnist and analyst on the newshour. first up,enator scott brown said the uprising in massachusetts will be catching in the fall's elections around the country. >> there's trouble in massachusetts but rest assured, there's trouble evewhere and they know it. chris: president obama told the news he had something in common with the guy that upset his entire apple cart in washington. >> the same thing that swept scott brown in office swept me in office. chris: the president went on saying the anger is left over from the bush years. >> people are angry and frustrated. not just because of what happened in the last year or two years but what's happened ov the last eight years. chris: but savannah, the polls in massachusetts say he was the target of the anger, the president. >> they're trying to put the best face on it and they want to show they get the message they're not totally deaf to what happened in massachusetts but their claims to this had not
from iraq. chris: hi, i'm chris matthews. happy new year. katty kay is a bbc and washington correspondent. dan rather is global correspondent, john harris, is et tor in chief of the politico. helene cooper, white house correspondent. john, you came up with seven story lines that obama's critics are starting to push. avoiding those stories could well be his new year's resolution. giving the critics a storyline that he's playing with monopoly game. >> another story line looks like he's yielding to nancy pelosi. looks like he's more interested of being president of the world? critic bill crystal says this -- >> obama is making us weaker. he tries to placate adversaries. >> this idea that he's somehow a global blowny guy. not too much of a good old yankee american. >> what he has chosen to emphasize in the early going has led to that perception. there's no doubt by favoring the wall street crowd that he fed into that whole thing. then talking about global warming, it all leads to this perception. i think the perception is a problem for him. chris: tipping to the atlantic and not
is a "washington post" columnist. first up, president obama reminded the country this week that enemies of america are still very much a threat. >> we are at war. we are at war against al qaeda. a far-reaching network of violence and hatred that attacked us on 9-11, that killed nearly 3,000 innocent people, and that is plotting to strike us again. chris: today we examine that threat with these four reporters who cover national security. we'll look at how al qaeda threatens us abroad as that new year's attack on our c.i.a. headquarters in afghanistan so tragically showed. but first let's look at the threat of the next al qaeda attack here at home. david, if you're in charge of intelligence in this country and looking out at the world, what's the threat coming here? >> the threat is that this is a resourceful, adaptable enemy that learns from us. they study us. so if we start to block one avenue of entry, one kind of weapon, they turn to another. they come at us in different faces from the ones we're expecting. i'll give you an example. the early al qaeda attacks obviously involve people from south
'donnell covers congress for nbc news and howard fineman is washington correspondent for newsweek and andrea mitchell covers politician at nbc news and john heilemann covers for "new york" magazine and is coauther of gang chain. first up, the hell in haiti is the towering news of this week, perhaps the year. the desperate effort to rush help down there has been gratifying and frustrating when the needs are so immense. we turned to the big political news of this week. it comes from the brilliant political book by john heilemann and mark halperin. it exposes and brings to life what we thought was going on in the incredible months between hillary and boom and ed -- and obama and mccain and edwards. john, one thing that grabs people in the book, all of these big-name senators, jay rockefeller and others across the country secretly backing obama and pushing him to run and moon while maintaining a public attitude of i'm with hillary. >> they were. it is amazing -- i think it is the biggest news in the book. because the perception was that hillary was the candidate of the establishment and that nar
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